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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:40 AM
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Views: 1,323,690
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Erik, Is Aard's the same fairing as the one...

Erik,

Is Aard's the same fairing as the one you are going to let me jave at 50% discount :rofl

If so i can take a sneak preview when he brings his bike to the HISS rally in the Pyrenees next...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 9,027
Views: 1,323,690
Posted By The Spanish Biker
That looks brilliant Erik, when are you going to...

That looks brilliant Erik, when are you going to give me a production prototype to test here in Spain? :evil

It would look great alongside my X-Tank - which is still doing sterling service and...
Forum: Europe 08-18-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,105
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Any time Chris, have a good trip :) Simon

Any time Chris, have a good trip :)

Simon
Forum: Europe 08-16-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,105
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi Chis, Great to meet and talk over the...

Hi Chis,

Great to meet and talk over the last day or so. I hope you are having a great onward voyage :)

Simon
Forum: Europe 08-14-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,105
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Great, For some reason I only get...

Great,

For some reason I only get notification of these posts about 18 hours late!

You'll have a lovely ride over from Gosol, one of the best bits of the Pyrenees IMHO.

Meanwhile I'm having...
Forum: Europe 08-13-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,105
Posted By The Spanish Biker
H Chris, Got that, you should have the...

H Chris,

Got that, you should have the details now!
Forum: Europe 08-12-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,105
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Good to hear things are working out Chris. Shame...

Good to hear things are working out Chris. Shame about Carolina, still, plenty more fish in the sea and you don't have to bust your back to catch 'em :rofl

I've been thinking and recall the words...
Forum: Europe 08-11-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,105
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Mornin' all and especially Chris, I'm one of...

Mornin' all and especially Chris,

I'm one of the guys that Chris contacted off-line and we've been in touch as I live/stay quite close by.

Chris, glad to hear that you're on the mend and have...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9,027
Views: 1,323,690
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Loads out there, TKC 80'w Hiedenau scouts, Mitas...

Loads out there, TKC 80'w Hiedenau scouts, Mitas EO7's . . .
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9,027
Views: 1,323,690
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Yup, that happened to mine too! Regs ...

Yup, that happened to mine too!

Regs

Simon
PS Dutchgit - you are just so flash :)
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi, Great pix - I don' suppose you were...

Hi,

Great pix - I don' suppose you were interested in the girl on the scooter one little bit :rofl

Now following your trip :)

Simon
Forum: EMEA 07-15-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,659
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Really looking forward to this. Also a timely...

Really looking forward to this. Also a timely reminder to finish the 'tTour de España 2012' report on my blog!

Simon
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 9,027
Views: 1,323,690
Posted By The Spanish Biker
The yellow paint cmes off the mudguard - OK,...

The yellow paint cmes off the mudguard - OK, fender to you guys :evil - after a few bashes revealing - black!

Regs

Simon
Forum: Europe 07-06-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,479
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi, I'm based near La Pobla de Segur through...

Hi,

I'm based near La Pobla de Segur through most of August and into September. The location is in the Pyrenees, near the frontier between Catalonia and Aragon where I organise off road ralies.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 9,027
Views: 1,323,690
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Don't worry about the branding, you can peel it...

Don't worry about the branding, you can peel it off. But the guards themselves are pretty useless, when you fall they just bend out of the way and bang goes your lever - I've broken two brake levers...
Forum: Europe 06-28-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi there - I've only just seen this so I guess...

Hi there - I've only just seen this so I guess you are now in Almeria.

A great way home would be via Ademuz, and the Sistema Iberia - Albarracín, Molina de Aragon, Calatayud and on to Logroño and...
Forum: Europe 06-22-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By The Spanish Biker
That's great news :clap Regs Simon

That's great news :clap

Regs

Simon
Forum: Europe 06-18-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By The Spanish Biker
¿Felizidadas Francisco! Bon viaje :clap ...

¿Felizidadas Francisco! Bon viaje :clap

Saludos

Simon
Forum: EMEA 06-14-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,659
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi there, I've only just been able to see...

Hi there,

I've only just been able to see your vid - that's an amazing section and I loved the way your view 'dwelt' on those amazing cliffs, they're called the Mallos de Riglos by the way. That...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 9,027
Views: 1,323,690
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Lovely excursion and pictures Jezuar :) ...

Lovely excursion and pictures Jezuar :)

Leafman - this style of military architecture is pretty much universal from that period - all originating from the ideas of the French Marshal Vauban...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 9,027
Views: 1,323,690
Posted By The Spanish Biker
I've tried the same as Ard and come to the same...

I've tried the same as Ard and come to the same conclusions. I also tried a Mitas E07 on the rear but in this size it has the 'band' down the middle which reduced the mileage considerably - OK, they...
Forum: Europe 06-10-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,072
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi Gar, It's the dumbest ting but the answer...

Hi Gar,

It's the dumbest ting but the answer to your brother's bike rental is probably in the most obvious place - Andorra!

It occurred to me yesterday as I was driving away and I've only just...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9,027
Views: 1,323,690
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Sorry Ard, After all these years in Spain I...

Sorry Ard,

After all these years in Spain I ama slave to my stomach :rofl

I find I need a little 'lie down't too at times . . .
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9,027
Views: 1,323,690
Posted By The Spanish Biker
You have all my sympathy Ard - but if you call...

You have all my sympathy Ard - but if you call that a rut you'll have to get some serious practice in for the HISS in September :)

More in a minute after dinner :)
Forum: Europe 06-10-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,072
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Regs Simon

Regs

Simon
Forum: Europe 06-08-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,072
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Ha ha, You're dead right Gar - look at the...

Ha ha,

You're dead right Gar - look at the mess I got into on our walking tour last week when four heads were definitely not better than one!
...
Forum: Europe 06-05-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,072
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi Gar, Just remembered your best maps will...

Hi Gar,

Just remembered your best maps will be the 1. 50 000 'Mapa Comarcal de Catalunya made by the famous Catalonia Cartographic Institute (http://www.icc.cat/eng/Home-ICC/Inici/Inici)

Not...
Forum: Europe 06-05-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,072
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Yes, it's an amazing place right enough. The...

Yes, it's an amazing place right enough. The reason for the trip is a bit bitter/sweet: we lost Lucky, our beautiful husky, a month or so ago after a fantastic happy and long life -...
Forum: Europe 06-03-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,072
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi Gar, I've just got back from a 25 km hike...

Hi Gar,

I've just got back from a 25 km hike in a wild sierra, sleeping on the very hard floor in a cave - and today I feel like an 80 year old - but there was 1,000 metre climb too and we had to...
Forum: Europe 05-24-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,072
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Nice one Rob, the Pyrenees certainly tick all the...

Nice one Rob, the Pyrenees certainly tick all the boxes:

http://thespanishbiker.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/01addorra2.jpg

Regs

Simon
Forum: Europe 05-24-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,072
Posted By The Spanish Biker
After that I don't know the area very well but...

After that I don't know the area very well but this camping (http://www.campingcalparadis.com/?lang=en) near Calaf look great!

It does indeed, I think I might be booking.

It does look good...
Forum: Europe 05-24-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Well, I said it was complicated didn't I :) ...

Well, I said it was complicated didn't I :)

Before you can do any of this you'll have to register (empadronar-se) with the town hall where you are living - and register yourself as resident,...
Forum: Europe 05-24-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By The Spanish Biker
The cans will probably be OK as long as they...

The cans will probably be OK as long as they satisfy emission controls and for other stuff it might be worth just taking it off for the test and refitting latter. I know 4X4 drivers who change tyres...
Forum: Europe 05-23-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By The Spanish Biker
That's a good idea to rent a truck - kills two...

That's a good idea to rent a truck - kills two birds with one stone - and if you get a box van with a tailgate that's half your problems solved.

Just google truck hire in Barcelona, there will be...
Forum: Europe 05-22-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Like most things in Spain it's much more...

Like most things in Spain it's much more complicated than it should be and my advice would be to use a specialist 'gestor'. Apart from anything else it saves you spending days queuing at the traffic...
Forum: Europe 05-22-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,072
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Meanwhile I've just had a PM from two guys riding...

Meanwhile I've just had a PM from two guys riding down this way at a similar time so I'll send them the link to this post - no promises more than that though.
That's really kind of you. No word yet...
Forum: Europe 05-21-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,072
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi Gar, No worries about the CAPS, very...

Hi Gar,

No worries about the CAPS, very clear.

"I GUESS I'LL SEE HOW HOT IT IS."

You're be talking 35º + around midday but 10-20º cooler at night. You really will notice this difference at...
Forum: Europe 05-17-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,072
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi there, In the summer I live a short way...

Hi there,

In the summer I live a short way south west of Andorra, near Pobla de Segur.

I don'y know many of the trails that you're doing but I' did a HUMM there so I've probably done a few of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9,027
Views: 1,323,690
Posted By The Spanish Biker
glad you liked it - spain is chock full of...

glad you liked it - spain is chock full of history, an amazing place really - and with genuine tapas and cuisine, as opposed to the bastardised stuff you get in 'international' restaurants worldwide,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,025
Posted By The Spanish Biker
Hi Guys, I'll be at my base near Pobla de...

Hi Guys,

I'll be at my base near Pobla de Segur from about the 24th. I guess you've got everything very well planned but if you need any help along the way, finding mechanics, translating, etc. -...
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